Saturday 5th of December 2020

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Scrap Yard Blues

Scrap Yard Blues

“We live in this community only to serve those who are really living their lives. We fix their cars so that they can carry on with their lives. We live in this community but we are not part of the community. We are dirty from 7am to 7pm. Women don’t want to be seen with mechanics.”

Pumla Sparrow And White Micro Aggressions

Pumla Sparrow And White Micro Aggressions

Our dishonest elders, through years of calculated propaganda dispersed mainly through the SABC and the appropriation of the South African struggle narrative, have managed to persuade South Africans that a white settler minority can co-exist with the citizens of this country. How can perpetrators of crimes and the victims of dehumanization co-exist under a peaceful just society?

Be A Bad Bitch

Be A Bad Bitch

Have a small waist and wide hips and a bubble butt. It doesn’t matter where you get them from but get those proportions because we will decide which parts of your body fat is acceptable. But remember not to dress like a hoe when you have them.

Mama I’m Coming Home

Mama I’m Coming Home

“It was difficult for me to keep up with the life I thought I had built for myself. The flat in Fourways, the car, the hair and nails, lunch or drinks at Tashas and Doppio Zero with regular girls’ nights out at Cocoon and Taboo finally took their toll.

Re-imagining The Venda

Re-imagining The Venda

“I do that by getting to know myself very well and draw from that moving forward. As a person you are yourself first before finding yourself in that situation. As an actor, I am me and then I find myself in that situation. We had the language discussion, we had the accent discussion, and it helped that Craig, Malcolm and Fiona are from the academic world, so they were great guides.

Ayanda Mabulu’s Struggle

Ayanda Mabulu’s Struggle

“Although I am a proud to be from that area, it was not an easy place to grow up in because of the political instability in the eighties. The townships were burning and our big brothers used to set government officials’ cars on fire. On some weekends we enjoyed hearing the sound of drums and trumpets from a funeral of a sell out policeman.

Intellectual Tsotsi

Intellectual Tsotsi

Ngobeni has always been one to interact with his surroundings whether it was when he was living on the streets, or fending for himself in the wilderness as a child. His has been a journey that responded to the immediate environment and he continues to do that in his work. The politically inclined artwork combines his current mental dispensation while harking back to his struggles that still haunt him through his dreams. His face is always etched with a permanent smile, and this sunny disposition, despite all the hardship, prompted Mabandu to call upon Stanley Crouch to aptly describe the path that Ngobeni has travelled.

Motown Love

Motown Love

Although I foresee no such future, that night I went to bed with a smile that would make The Manhattans and Soul Brothers proud for these memories, this music, it’s all one needs to persist in endeavouring for a better South Africa.